Zapuže pri Ribnici

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Zapuže pri Ribnici
Zapuže pri Ribnici is located in Slovenia
Zapuže pri Ribnici
Zapuže pri Ribnici
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°45′55.88″N 14°42′57.08″E / 45.7655222°N 14.7158556°E / 45.7655222; 14.7158556Coordinates: 45°45′55.88″N 14°42′57.08″E / 45.7655222°N 14.7158556°E / 45.7655222; 14.7158556
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Ribnica
 • Total 9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation 503.9 m (1,653.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 18

Zapuže pri Ribnici (pronounced [ˈzaːpuʒɛ pɾi ˈɾiːbnitsi]) is a village in the hills north of Ribnica in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]


The name of the settlement was changed from Zapuže to Zapuže pri Ribnici in 1953.[3]


A church built on Little Mountain (Slovene: Mala gora) east of the village is dedicated to Saint Anne and belongs to the Parish of Ribnica. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1576, but was rebuilt in 1623 and in the 19th century. Its main altar dates to 1889.[4] The church is built on the site of a prehistoric structure. In the Middle Ages, the church was fortified to serve as a refuge during Ottoman attacks.[5]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Ribnica municipal site
  3. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage Archived July 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. reference number ešd 2223
  5. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 561.

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